David Klein is senior vice president and general counsel for Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc., which he joined in July 2016. Prior to joining Sunstone, Klein was a Partner in the hospitality and leisure group of Dentons, LLP, the world’s largest law firm, where his practice focused solely on the hospitality and leisure industry. Prior to joining Dentons, Klein held the position of co-founding principal, chief administrative officer and general counsel of NYLO Hotels and Advaya Hospitality. At NYLO, Klein spearheaded the company’s joint venture capitalization with Lehman Brothers, as well as multiple debt facilities for all company-owned hotel properties. He also led the structuring of the joint venture capitalization of Advaya with Auromatrix, a large private Indian conglomerate based in Chennai. Additionally, he oversaw all corporate and legal matters related to both companies’ ongoing franchise, management, development, financing, and corporate affairs. Prior to his roles with NYLO and Advaya, Klein was a partner in the hospitality and leisure group of Squire Sanders (Squire Patton Boggs). Klein received his JD from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and his BA from University of California at Los Angeles.